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Unleashing Grace

By:  Bobi Ann Allen But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.--1 Cor. 15:10 Have you ever been robbed? When I was a girl, my family’s car was broken into while we were on vacation one summer.  Talk about a downer.  The thieves didn’t take much but all of us were shaken by the fact that someone had entered into our space uninvited and pilfered through.  We went back to the hotel, packed our things and went home.  Our trip was tainted and we just wanted to be back in our own house where we felt safe. As believers, we constantly deal with a thief, he is the accuser and the Enemy of our soul. Scripture references him and says “The thief comes to steal, kill and...

When You Are Dishonored.

Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had
dishonored him. (I Samuel 20:34)
  
My husband coined a phrase in the midst of a very difficult time in ministry. "Words spoken in honor empowers the Holy Spirit to make you look better than you really are but words spoken in dishonor empowers the enemy to cause you to look worse than you really are."  We live in a world where unfortunately, even in the church dishonor flourishes.  I am quite certain that most ministry families have endured seasons of dishonor.  Let's contrast these two words and then let's choose which one you and I will walk out for the rest of our days.Honor involves:
  • stopping dishonor - don't participate
  • respect for others
  • believing the best first
  • a guarded tongue and silence in terms of one's reputation
  • protecting...